We live in a world where the demands we place on ourselves, and the ideals and beliefs we have been brought up to value pull us away from our own true purpose, inner voice and sense of who we really are.
People are disconnected from themselves, from nature, from each other and from the “Source”
True purpose and meaning in your life will come from being connected; firstly to yourself and then to the magic that surrounds you.
The signs that you are disconnected from your true voice are;
You have a nagging feeling that you are meant to be something, or someone else.
You feel unfulfilled.
You feel confused about where you are “going”
You identify yourself by what you do, or what you have.
You never seem to be happy or content.
You suffer depression or anxiety.
You are always thinking about the past.
You are always worried about the future.
You will quiet the many voices that create noise and cloud your judgement and days.
You will still the mind and hear loud and clear your inner voice, and be drawn effortlessly along a path of self discovery and fulfillment.
Confusion and disillusionment are caused by searching for answers outside of ourselves, when we turn our mind to the inner voice we realise that the answers to all our questions are within us.
You will learn practices that will awaken your senses to a connection with the “Source” and the abundant energies surrounding us.
When you feel this connection to the energies or “Source” and come to realise that all things are connected in this way, and that all things come from the same “Source” you lose the false reality of being an individual. You realise that through the “Source”, and our beginnings as human beings, that we are in fact all one; connected and inseparable, both from each other and from the source.
You are god like, in fact you are from the same “stuff”.
We invite you to step onto the path…
Our Meditation and Qigong retreats will create flow and space in your life, giving you the tools to become your own master and Healer. Most importantly you will learn to foster a deeper connection with yourself and begin on a journey of self love and appreciation that will change your life forever.
Our Creating Flow and Freedom retreats are 12 days to ensure that you have an opportunity to live and breathe freedom and flow. This is not a weekend workshop where the effects of your time away linger for a few days and then become a distant memory. We want you to return to your everyday life with a renewed purpose and a deep understanding of the theory and techniques that you will learn from us.
The positive changes that occur during the retreat will have time to solidify and you will have a thorough understanding of everything you have been taught, so that you can continue to practice and walk the path of Freedom and Flow.
Join us for our Freedom and Flow Meditation and Qigong Retreats that include:
A system of Meditation and Qigong with a clear path of progression
Meditation techniques for harmony and balance
Meditation techniques that eliminate and transform negative energy and thoughts
Techniques that will allow deep personal transformation
Qigong exercises for vitality
A morning exercise and Qigong program
We will teach you how to feel your own internal energy (chi) and you will learn how to connect to the abundant energies that surround us. Once you are able to tap into this supply of unlimited energy you will experience health and vitality that you only ever dreamed of.
This is more than your average Meditation and Qi Gong seminar or retreat. We have designed this 12 day experience to be a completely trans-formative and immersive experience.
During the Tao de Libertad retreat experience you will learn the techniques, and then live them. You will also learn how to fit these techniques and programs into your daily life.
You will leave this retreat completely reinvigorated with a renewed sense of purpose.
You will be able to distinguish your true voice from the thoughts and voices that are created by the EGO.
We will teach you how to quiet the mind and free yourself from the spiral of negative thoughts and emotions.
We will show you how to apply these simple techniques to create flow and happiness in your daily life.
We will completely change your perception of your reality.
In fact we may have a hard time getting you to leave.
Tao de Libertad meditation and qigong retreats are unique for many reasons. Firstly Nathan Head’s Flow State Program combines modern research, Heart Math techniques, Taoist Meditations and Qigong teachings with his own meditative and qigong practices. Secondly the practical techniques are delivered with theoretical and practical teachings on living the Taoist practices in modern life. Plus we show our guests how to create flow and freedom in their lives using these activities and techniques. Most importantly we have put together an immersive 2 week retreat to create a learning experience that will change you physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We believe you need to give yourself this time to embody and have mastery over the techniques, so they will make the permanent change you are looking for.
These practices are non religious and are open to people of all faiths or spiritual beliefs. They simply form the basis of a philosophy on living in harmony with yourself, others, and of course our natural environment.
Our retreat leader, Nathan Head is a Kung Fu Master, Healer and Teacher of the ancient techniques of Qigong and Meditation.
He has been studying Taoist Meditation and Qigong now for over 11 years and has taught hundreds of students the Taoist techniques. His unique delivery of the techniques coupled with his ability to relate the techniques to students who are looking for health and personal transformation set him apart.
He will teach you how to feel, direct and work with your own internal energy (chi), as well as teach you ancient techniques of meditation that have been passed down over thousands of years.
Nathan has been personally trained by Master Mantak Chia, creator and founder of the Universal Healing Tao. Master Mantak Chia has been the only one named twice as Qigong Master of the Year by the International Congress of Chinese Medicine and Qigong in 1990 and 2012; and is also listed as number 18 of the 100 most Spiritually Influential people in The Watkins Review 2012 also on one of the 100 in 2015!
Nathan will take you on the Meditation and Qigong retreat of a lifetime. One where the memories and the techniques you will learn will last forever.
Wake with the sun and be taken through a series of morning exercises and Qigong. Which includes
A unique system of joint rotations created by Nathan Head
Energy activation techniques
The Golden Phoenix Qigong
We then break for light refreshment of tea and fruit before beginning on our morning meditation.
After the break, you will sit down in our meditation pergola and relax, letting the sounds of the ocean and the breeze drift over you, while Nathan guides you through these ancient meditative practices that are unique to the our system.
Now it is breakfast time and you sit down to enjoy the wonderful breakfast prepared by the Tao de Libertad staff, washed down with a mango juice or fresh coconut water.
After a short break we will begin a theory session on the techniques being taught that day and the philosophy of our system. These sessions will help develop a deeper understanding of the everything you are learning.
Then we will practice the wonderful techniques you have been taught, and Nathan will guide you through a session of meditation focused on the theory and techniques of the day.
The practice will leave you feeling relaxed, revitalised, connected and content. You will hold onto this feeling as we break for lunch.
After Lunch you will have time to enjoy a rest in the relaxing spaces of Tao de Libertad or you may be feeling adventurous and head off to enjoy any of the water activities on offer right at our door step.
Tao de Libertad is situated right on a secluded beach. Slipping in for a swim or going for a paddle is easy.
In the afternoon we will come together to practice some standing Qigong and Iron Shirt. Teaching each student the importance of physical structure and posture, imparting ancient techniques for building a strong body. As did his master before, Nathan will impart these once highly secret techniques to you.
You will then have time to relax and enjoy the afternoon before dinner.
To finish the day Nathan will guide you through a set of Tao Yin exercises and an evening set of Qigong to relieve our bodies and minds from the days activities and prepare you for the best nights sleep you have had in a long time.
You have come to the end of just one memorable day at Tao de Libertad.
This is an example of one of our full teaching days. In your package we have included 2 whole day tours and one afternoon tour to visit some of the amazing places that everyone should see on, or around, Siargao Island.
Meditate, Stretch, Eat, Roll, Relax, Meditate, Repeat.
A meditation retreat like no other!
BAREFOOT FREEDOM MEDITATION RETREAT INCLUSIONS
12 nights in boutique accommodation at Tao de Libertad – All rooms are twin share.
Daily housekeeping service
12 healthy and delicious breakfast – includes meals for cleansing and energizing the body
12 hearty and nourishing lunches – to keep you going throughout the day
12 tasty dinners – to prepare your body for the next day
12 delectable desserts specially made by the local chef
Unlimited snacks from the Filipino delicatessen
Unlimited FRESH tropical fruit at your disposal
Unlimited drinks – water, fresh fruit juice, coconut juice, tea/coffee
Unlimited fresh shakes – made from the local organic fruit
Jeepney transfers to and from airport
ALL transportation and cost of tours and sightseeing activities included
Two Rejuvenating Hours of Massage
12 Intensive and Transformation Meditation Sessions
12 days of optional surf lessons – for beginner surfers – From one of the best local surf instructors in Siargao
Quality watercraft including a wide variety of surfboards & SUP’s
Access to snorkels, goggles & towels for enjoying the beautiful tropical waters
What Will You Learn?
An ancient system of meditation passed down over thousands of years
Qigong – Internal energy work
Unique morning exercise routines
A simple Tai Chi Form
Unique body rehabilitation techniques
How to implement a daily practice schedule
Tao Yin – Taoist yoga for activating the meridians of the body
Siargao island is one of the most unforgettable places on earth...
Siargao Island Philippines
Siargao (Shar-Gow) is one of those places that puts an immediate spell on all who may visit its shores. The island has a magnetism that starts working its magic on you even before your feet touch it’s soil.
Pristine white beaches fringe an ocean thats colour has to be seen to be believed; an electric blue that cannot be described or truly captured on camera.
With a multitude of natural attractions, from beaches to waterfalls and of course the world class waves, Siargao is finding it’s popularity exploding with tourists arriving from all over the world all year round.
Located on the eastern side of the Visaya’s in the Philippine Sea, If you have ever wanted to go somewhere and feel like you have truly left the world behind, then Siargao is the place for you. Some must see places while on Siargao are Sohoton Caves, Magpupungko rock pools, Tak Tak falls, and Mam-On and Dako islands. Whether you want to surf the famous Cloud 9 or merely enjoy a tropical island meditation retreat Tao de Libertad is just what you have been looking for.
Nathan Head is master of teaching movement, fitness and health and has been doing so for over 10 years now. Nathan’s depth of knowledge in so many different, but complimenting disciplines puts him far above the norm in regards to technique and ability to transform a persons health and ability to move. As a master of Kung Fu with over 28 years in the martial arts, a Qi Gong and meditation Instructor with over 8 years experience, a Circular Strength Training instructor and a Yoga practitioner for over 14 years Nathan has been able to combine his passions into a program to bring better health, performance and improved abilities to surfers all over the world.
Nathan Head is a 45 year old father who lives in Cronulla, Sydney Australia.
His passion for surfing…
He has been surfing since he was a young boy in the 70’s, learning on the beaches of the far south coast of NSW, on the borrowed single fins of his best friends. Surfing has always been an integral part of Nathan’s physical and above all mental health. So on any given day you may see him around Cronulla smiling and loving the opportunity to be in the water, especially when it gets overhead on the various reefs that abound in Bate Bay. When he gets the opportunity he takes off overseas to hit the waves of the world. When he gets out of the water he has to go to work too, if you can call it work.
and his love for Kung Fu…
He owns and operates two full time Kung Fu and Universal Healing Tao Academies, one in Caringbah the other in Leichhardt, teaching over 500 full time students. Nathan has practiced in the martial arts for over 28 years, starting with the Japanese art of Judo in his early Teens. Over 16 years ago he started training in Kung Fu and has done so ever since. He currently trains in the styles of Jow Gar and Pak Mei Kung fu.
Plus his experience and journey into the Ancient Chinese Taoist Practices…
Nathan has been practicing the UHT system now for 12 years and attributes these practices to getting him through some of the most difficult personal and emotional times of his life. The practices have also allowed him to develop a greater connection with himself, allowing for personal development in ways that he could not have imagined possible.
It is for this reason that Nathan has included the Universal Healing Tao System as an integral part of his philosophy for health and well being, and now enjoys passing these practices on to others so that they too may benefit.
Combining his three passions into one at Tao de Libertad, Nathan offers a retreat experience like no other in the world.